Terms of sick leave scheme
For an ordinary illness, teachers are entitled to 183 days paid sick leave in a rolling four-year period.
This is subject to a further limit of 92 days on full salary in any rolling twelve-month period, after which any remaining sick leave entitlement will be paid at half-pay.
In a rolling two-year period, seven of these days may be taken as self-certified sick leave.
For a more serious illness, a teacher may apply for the Critical Illness Protocol (CIP), which may extend their access to paid sick leave. See FAQ below for further details about CIP.
Sick leave calculator
The INTO sick leave calculator can only provide members with a snapshot of their ordinary sick leave entitlement and cannot take account of extended sick leave which may be granted under the Critical Illness Protocol (CIP), or if a teacher’s absences are due to a Pregnancy Related Sick Leave (PRSL).
Furthermore, if a teacher has taken a career break in the relevant four-year period, time on career break should be discounted from the count-back for sick leave.
Please see FAQs below for a more detailed explanation of how sick leave is calculated, and the impact of career breaks, CIP, or PRSL on your entitlements.
Members with complex sick leave queries may prefer to contact the INTO Queryline.